Biosquare

When:

Thu 21 Jun 2018, 8:00am–4:30pm
Fri 22 Jun 2018, 8:00am–4:30pm
Sat 23 Jun 2018, 8:30am–4:30pm
Sun 24 Jun 2018, 8:30am–4:30pm
Mon 25 Jun 2018, 8:00am–4:30pm

Where: escVelocity, 74 Fox Street, Featherston, Wairarapa

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: escVelocity

An exhibition of sculpture and paintings by Andrew de Boer.

‘Biosquare’ is an installation of sculpture and paintings, which has its origins in my response to the Transcendental Art of my Guru, Adi Da Samraj.

The images and forms are generated by my use of artistic methods, such as the use of chance – that likens to the throwing of coins in the “I Ching” – whereby the truth is revealed through a seemingly random act.

The images and forms produced this way reveal my deepest anxieties, as well as creating a ‘clean slate’ on which I attempt to answer the question – “What does it take for an individual to overcome ‘self’ and begin to partake in the emerging Global Culture as proposed and developed by Adi Da Samraj?”

Andrew de Boer.

This is exhibition of new paintings by Andrew de Boer, one of New Zealand's top sculptors, recognises his graduation to being an emerging top painter, showcasing large works that bring a uniquely strong textural and sculptural style that highlights the vulnerability of humanity and this planet we inhabit.

At the center of the exhibition, Andrew's graduation sculpture from Elam School of Fine Arts acts as grounding rod, returning to earth the charged statements about the state of humanity and the environment of the paintings subjects surrounding it, while also casting shadows over his paintings like a sundial reminding us that mother nature goes on whatever humanity's treatment of the planet, and often too gives the impression of an alien visitor to the exhibition as if viewing a retrospective of humanity's progress, and lack of, since the era when Andrew's guru Adi da Samraj works became widely known around the time of the birth of the environmental movement.

This real and/or perceived lack of progress, or 'enviro-pessimism' as Andrew refers to the reaction by many to the humanity's toll on this planet, was a large motivation for creating an exhibition designed to inspire and wake us to take a transcendental approach to finding solutions that work for humanity and our habitat, Earth.

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